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Residents earn gold medals

Published: June 18, 2017 12:00 AM
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Members of the Asian Sun Martial Arts Team brought home 13 medals from their showing at the American Tae Kwon Do Union National Championships May 27 in Orlando.

The team members competed in the World Class division, athletes ranging from 11 to 45 years old.

"I'm extremely happy and proud with the outcome of this tournament," said head coach Grandmaster Ryan Andrachik, owner of the Asian Sun schools. "This was the first time that Asian Sun attended the ATU nationals and it was fantastic to have such a commanding performance."

One of the team's competitors, Jeff Heerema of Tallmadge, won gold in sparring. Jen Heerema of Tallmadge earned gold in the forms division. The team will travel to Canada Open.


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